Driving While Drowsy

images-6.jpegMost motorists have experienced the drowsy driving syndrome. Either you’ve been the driver yourself or you’ve been in the passenger seat. Many wrecks and road service calls can be avoided if drivers aren’t drowsy. Here are some signs to look for in a drowsy driver.

If the driver is weaving drowsiness may be setting in. The driver doesn’t perform as many steering corrections, which means that the ones made are more severe and jerky.

Often drivers become very quiet or rely on conversation to stay awake. Conversation often doesn’t make a lot of sense.

If the driver passes over rumble strips they need to pull over and take a rest. This could mean that they actually fell asleep for a second, or that they are so tired that they can’t stay on the road.

The neck jerk is always a tell tale sign. This is when the driver falls asleep for a moment and then their neck jerks and they wake up.

Never get on the road drowsy, and never get in a car with a drowsy driver. There have been many calls for emergency roadside assistance due to drowsy drivers.

Posted on Saturday, May 3rd, 2008 at 1:47 pm In Road Service  

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